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Interfyl is a recently developed biological that is allogenic, decellularized partical human tissue derived form the amnionic tissue of a placenta.  Interfyl can be injected  to   help repair damaged tissue without the inflammatory phase of healing resulting in less discomfort and swelling follwing the procedure. It  can be used to relieve symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis,  and  post surgery   swelling and pain.  The particals that are derived form the amnionic tissue can be formed into a sheet to help heal tendons, bones and ulcers.  In the sheet form it is called Biovance.   Visit Alliqua.com for more information.

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Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Prevention To prevent Achilles tendonitis or tendonosis from recurring after surgical or non-surgical treatment, the foot and ankle surgeon may recommend strengthening and stretching of the calf muscles through daily exercises...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... Prevention The patient plays a vital role in minimizing the risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy and in preventing its possible consequences...

Diabetic Shoes
... For more information on how diabetes affects your feet, listen to the Diabetes and Your Feet podcast or read more at Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines...

Haglund's Deformity
... Prevention A recurrence of Haglund’s deformity may be prevented by: Wearing appropriate shoes; avoid shoes with a rigid heel back Using arch supports or orthotic devices Performing stretching exercises to prevent the Achilles tendon from tightening Avoiding running on hard surfaces and running uphill...

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot
...This makes it extremely important to follow prevention and early detection measures involving the feet as well as other parts of the body...

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
... For additional information, read Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... Prevention The patient plays a vital role in minimizing the risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy and in preventing its possible consequences...

Raynauds Phenomenon
... Treatment for Raynaud’s phenomenon is aimed at prevention and protection of the digits...